Thursday, March 15, 2012
Medieval Plague Masks
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The plague mask was probably designed in the 17th century by the doctor of Louis XIII, Charles de Lorme. In the beak was stored perfume and herbs to block what were perceived to be the poisonous vapors associated with the foul air caused by the decomposition of the bodies of Black Plague victims.
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